The European Green Leaf Award was created in 2015 in the footprints of the European Green Capital Award. The Award was established with the aim to recognise the sustainable efforts of small cities (from 20,000 to 99,999 inhabitants).
The Award participates in the amplification of green actions in European cities and thus joins the ambitions of the European Green Deal, the New European Bauhaus, and the Zero Pollution Action Plan.
Applying for EU Green Leaf Award
Find out more about how your city can apply for the European Green Leaf Award.
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Meet the applicant cities for the 2025 European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Awards
Several European cities are vying for the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Awards, demonstrating their commitment to sustainability and a healthier environment for their residents.
Tallinn hosts 2023 roundtable discussion
To celebrate the city’s prestigious win, Tallinn rang in its 2023 European Green Capital year in Brussels with a roundtable discussion on sustainable urban governance.
Tallinn starts as 2023 European Green Capital
Tomorrow, the Estonian city of Tallinn will officially become the European Green Capital for 2023, taking over from the French city of Grenoble.